attach a sill board to the end of an I beam


Old 09-28-15, 05:14 AM
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attach a sill board to the end of an I beam

hey guys, i build decks for some friends and people who need the help in the area, this one deck is one i did not want at all so i gave him a quote stupidly high thinking he would never go for it but he did. and i am stuck at figuring out how to attach a 2x10 sill board to the end of 5 I beams he wants a deck built of a double wide trailer and the I beams are the only thing that as the strength to take to weight of the deck.
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Old 09-28-15, 05:22 AM
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Welcome to the forums Adam!

If I understand correctly you are wanting to attach the deck to the trailer ?? Building a free standing deck might be a better option.
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I'd go free standing as well.
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Welding flat steel plates to each I-beam would easily accomplish what you want to do. I'd use 1/2"-thick plates, oversized enough to enable all welding to be done downhand instead of out-of-position. With properly-sized holes in each plate for through bolts, the sill plate connections can easily be made.

If you don't have a mobile welding machine, you can hire a gypsy welder to do the job for you. After all, there's enough in the budget to cover his cost, yes?

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